Traditionally, cultural competence trainings have been used to convey information on cultural considerations and mitigate the harm that can be done to clients when there is a lack of cultural awareness. Today, cultural humility trainings must evolve to include self-awareness strategies that promote a better understanding of defensiveness, emotional reactivity, and social responsibility. Treatment providers must go beyond cultural competence and address the systemic biases and racist structures that exist in our society and impact addiction treatment. Cultural competence and antiracism must go hand-in-hand. This presentation will start with an exploration of cultural identity and the use of self in the therapeutic environment; examine triggering terms; look at the impact of systemic racism on SUD treatment; and provide concrete action steps for the addiction workforce.
The last hour of this presentation will include a virtual town hall open forum discussion with guest panelists Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, NCAC II, Gary Ferguson, II, BS, ND, and Pamela E. Alexander, MSA, MUP, to discuss recommended solutions and best practices for a more inclusive culturally aware addiction treatment workforce.
The town hall will immediately follow the webinar. No additional registration is required. The webinar and town hall are worth a total of 2 CEs.
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for continuing education contact hours.
This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email email@example.com for specific information.